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Robots, Telemetry, and the Sex Lives of Wild Birds: Using Technology to Understand and Protect an Enigmatic Bird

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Paul C. Mundinger Distinguished Lectureship
Monday, Oct. 15, 5:00 p.m.
B25 Warren Hall, Cornell University

Speaker: Gail Patricelli, Professor & Chancellor’s Fellow, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis

Description: Animals use a dizzying array of sounds, smells, colors, dances, electrical fields, and seismic vibrations to convince each other to mate. For this Paul C. Mundinger Distinguished Lectureship, Gail Patricelli will talk about using robotic female birds (see photo above) and other technology to study courtship behaviors in the Greater Sage-Grouse, and how such research informs conservation of this iconic North American bird and its habitat.

This lectureship was established in honor of the late Paul Mundinger, who received his Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from Cornell.

This event will be streamed live. Watch it at the link below and sign up for alerts about upcoming presentations.

Robotic grouse image by Noppadol Paothong.


Monday, October 15, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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137 Reservoir Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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